Report: Badr Disappears in Ain el-Hilweh after Lino's Pledge to Kill him
A member of an extremist group has disappeared in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh after pledges made by Palestinian Armed Struggle chief Brig. Gen. Mahmoud Issa to kill him, al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Tuesday.
The daily said that Bilal Badr, who was accused of assassinating Fatah official Col. Talal al-Ordoni last month, is nowhere to be found.
Issa, also known as al-Lino, has vowed to seek justice for the killing of al-Ordoni, a longtime friend.
Al-Ordoni died on July 25 in a hail of gunfire along with his bodyguard after they were intercepted by gunmen near the Nidaa hospital in a neighborhood of the camp.
His killing triggered heavy gunfire inside the camp.
Al-Ordoni headed a division within the Palestinian national security service in Ain el-Hilweh. He had been the target of several previous attempts to kill him.
Assassinations are common in Ain el-Hilweh, Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp and a haven for militants and fugitives.